Working together to support the prevention of suicide in Oxford County
and build a community where everyone feels safe, strong and valued
Oxford County Suicide Prevention Team
The Oxford County Suicide Prevention Team (OCSPT) is a collaborative group of service providers and community members that work together to prevent suicide in Oxford County.
The OCSPT has grown out of a Ministry of Child & Youth Services project that began in 2015, coordinated by the London Family Court Clinic. The project ended on March 31, 2016.
The Team agreed to continue its work independently and pursue the development of a number of strategic directions that increase knowledge and awareness of issues related to suicide in Oxford County; thus sustaining the Suicide Prevention Team in Oxford County. Since then, the OCSPT has worked collaboratively to create resources, spread awareness, and enhance Oxford County’s capacity to create a Suicide Safer Community.
Suicide Prevention as an umbrella term, involves the collective efforts of local organizations, health professionals, related professionals, and community members to reduce the incidence of suicide.
Suicide Intervention is a direct effort to prevent a person from attempting to intentionally end their life.
Suicide Postvention refers to the community, family, and individual responses, as well as the healing activities needed for everyone impacted by a death by suicide – support the emotional recovery of survivors while preventing contagion or imitative suicidal behavior.